Sessions: ‘Jack Lew Must Never Be Secretary of the Treasury’

by Nathaniel Botwinick

Senator Jeff Sessions, the ranking Republican on the Senate Budget Committee, announced his opposition yesterday to Jack Lew’s nomination: “Jack Lew must never be Secretary of the Treasury. His testimony before the Senate Budget Committee less than two years ago was so outrageous and false that it alone disqualifies.” In 2011, Senator Sessions and Jack Lew tangled over Lew’s claim that the White House’s budget would not add to the deficit.